Health care has become too expensive for many American families. In Rhode Island, family health insurance costs have risen five times quicker than earnings.
Affordable health care means that families don't need to delay seeing a doctor when they are sick or forgo vital medication. Yet, approximately 120,000 Rhode Islanders (11.6%) do not have health insurance.
In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to extend coverage to the people who lack insurance and make health care less costly and more efficient. For more information about health care reform in Rhode Island, visit the Rhode Island Health Coverage page.
Rhode Island Health Coverage: The goal of this page is to ensure that health coverage options, including RIte Care, Medicaid and the Rhode Island Health Insurance Exchange, are high-quality, comprehensive, easy to access, and affordable for all children, adults and families in Rhode Island.
Leading and participating in statewide committees: Our staff chair the RIte Care (health insurance) Consumer Advisory Committee and participate on the Medicaid Global Waiver Task Force.